first base


  1. Baseball.
    1. the first in counterclockwise order of the bases from home plate.
    2. the position of the player covering the area of the infield near first base.
  1. get to first base, Informal.
    1. to succeed in the initial phase of a plan or undertaking: His suggestions for labor-saving techniques never got to first base.
    2. to engage in petting that goes no further than kissing.


  1. baseball
    1. the base that a runner must reach safely to score a hit, and the first of the three bases he must reach safely on the way to home plate in order to score a run
    2. the fielding position nearest this base
  2. get to first base informal, mainly US and Canadian to accomplish the first step of an undertaking

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